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2018 Winter Olympics update

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:05am
By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer Team USA won another nine medals since last week, although they remain in fifth place in the overall medal count. After winning four gold medals in less than a week of competition, only Mikaela Shiffrin,...

Trayvon Martin’s mother speaks at Mason

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:05am
SYBRINA FULTON DISCUSSES MYTHS SURROUNDING HER SON’S DEATH AND POLICING IN THE U.S. By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, spoke with Mason students for the 2018 Sojourner Truth Lecture in the HUB Ballroom on Monday,...

Afternoon Ramen Run

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:05am
JINYA Ramen Bar in Mosaic District By: Lauryn Cantrell Afternoon Ramen Run at JINYA Ramen Bar in the Mosaic District, located in, Fairfax, VA.  JINYA is a growing culinary franchise specializing in authentic Japanese ramen. With a name derived from...

OPINION: On gun violence and American apathy

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:05am
By Jamie Beliveau, Opinions Editor This week marks the eighth school shooting event in the first seven weeks of 2018. Gunshots pepper the first two months of the year, with an average of more than one shooting a week, and...

EDITORIAL: IVE Stands with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Students

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:05am
By Fourth Estate Editorial Board Alyssa Alhadeff Martin Duque Anguiano Nicholas Dworet Jaime Guttenberg Luke Hoyer Cara Loughran Gina Montalto Joaquin Oliver Alaina Petty Meadow Pollack Helena Ramsay Alexander Schachte Carmen Schentrup Peter Wang Christopher Hixon Aaron Feis Scott Beigel...

OPINION: What’s the deal with compromise?

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:05am
By Dominic Pino, Columnist Compromise, compromise, compromise.  Every discussion about Congress is obsessed with compromise.  Republicans should compromise with Democrats, Democrats should compromise with Republicans, the House should compromise with the Senate, Congress should compromise with the White House, they...

OPINION: The Debate on Gun Control

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:05am
By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist The debate on gun control has been revived once again after Wednesday’s horrific school shooting in Parkland, Fla. It seems after every mass shooting our legislators, political commentators, news anchors, and practically everyone I know is...

OPINION: Future Teacher’s Letter on Gun Violence in Schools

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:05am
By Susan Katherine Corkran, Columnist “What do you want to be when you grow up?” has always been an easy question for me to answer, and I am grateful for the surety my dream job provided me. I always knew...

OPINION: Girl Scout Cookie Season

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:05am
By Alexander Kenny, Columnist Feb. 16 to Mar. 18 is Girl Scout Cookie (GSC) season, followed by Tagalong withdrawal, self-disgust and cookie gut. It’s that magical time of forgivable binges and furious arguments over which cookie is best. Roommates will...

House of Delegates stalls on bill to cap tuition rates

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 11:05am
BUT OTHER LEGISLATION MOVES FORWARD TO PROTECT STUDENT LOANS BORROWERS By Michael Eberhart, News Editor A new bill introduced to the Virginia House of Delegates that would cap college tuition rates for four years has stalled in the appropriations committee....

Mason’s observatory looks to the stars

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 6:05am
THE ASTRONOMY DEPARTMENT HOSTS VISITING SCIENTISTS SEARCHING FOR OTHER PLANETS By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer Space is the limit for researchers at the Mason observatory in Research Hall. Students and faculty from the astronomy department investigate topics like astrobiology —...

A look at how Mason grows its own food

Wed, 21/02/2018 - 6:05am
THE PRESIDENTS PARK HYDROPONIC GREENHOUSE GROWS FRESH PRODUCE FOR MASON DINING By Claire Underwood, Staff Writer Since 2013, Mason has grown lettuce, basil, cilantro and other microgreens in its campus greenhouse using a hydroponic growing system. Ike’s dining hall uses...

Democrats scramble for House seat in District 10

Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:05am
INCUMBENT REP. BARBARA COMSTOCK FACES A COMPETITIVE MIDTERM ELECTION By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Although midterm elections in the U.S. normally see a significantly lower turnout than presidential elections, they can still be highly contentious. In Congressional District 10,...

Nic’s Flicks

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 8:05pm
  KEY 4 = Great; 3 = Good; 2 = Fair; 1 = Poor; 0 = Ooh, let’s not go there Black Panther stands out in the superhero genre because it never shies away from themes that remain in conflict...

Tayler Dodson leads the team on and off the court

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 8:05pm
AN INTERVIEW WITH MASON’S STARTING SENIOR By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer For senior Women’s Basketball starter Tayler Dodson, community service isn’t just a team requirement, it’s become a passion. Dodson, who quietly climbed to fifteenth in assists and twenty-second in...

Get physical with Mason Rec

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 6:05pm
EARN CLASS CREDIT WHILE GETTING FIT By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer It is a well-known fact that Mason offers a diverse array of majors. From Anthropology to Computer Science, there is a major for everyone to be able to study...

In Livin’ Color

Sun, 18/02/2018 - 6:05pm
A NIGHT TO CELEBRATE BLACK CULTURES AND BLACK EXCELLENCE By Huong Cao, Staff Writer February is Black History Month, which was established to honor the expansive and growing history of the black community. To celebrate this special occasion, the Omicron...

Early Olympics Update

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
By Natalie Heavren, Staff Writer The United States is in fifth place in the 2018 Winter Olympics medal count with seven total — four gold, one silver and two bronze as of Feb. 13. Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Canada...

Eliot Cohen and “the big stick”

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
THE FORMER STATE DEPARTMENT ADVISOR DISCUSSED HIS NEW BOOK FOR MASON’S CENTER OF SECURITY AND POLICY STUDIES By Erik Truong, Staff Writer “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” said Theodore Roosevelt, America’s 26th president, speaking in 1901 about the...

Mason Celebrates Black History Month

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 7:05am
ODIME AND CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS HOST EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY By Ashley Stewart, Staff Writer  This February is Black History Month — the time every year when people across the country celebrate the rich history and culture of African-Americans. “The U.S. and...